The American Public Health Association links global public health with the upcoming Super Bowl. Check out their interview with former NFL player Madieu Williams on his foundation to improve education, health and fitness for underprivileged children in the U.S. and Sierra Leone. A recent achievement of the Madieu Williams Foundation was a successful Ebola Relief… Continue reading Public Health Suits Up for the Super Bowl
NPR story features a creative approach for HIV prevention. Researchers try role-playing games to capture attention and inform adolescents.
Here’s how it works. Players build avatars, customizing their appearance, hobbies, and personality. Then they respond to age-tailored but potentially risky situations any way they want. In the do-over world of the game, consequences include points, praise, good health and money … or embarrassment, unemployment, HIV and even death.
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In Rural Alabama, Fighting HIV with a Game
by Dan Carsen, for NPR, December 3, 2014
I find it totally awesome when celebrities take a public stand that might not be popular and can make a real difference. Case on point? The recent ONE campaign on fighting Ebola in Africa. Since 2014 global Ebola outbreak landed in the U.S. in late September, may people in the U.S. have worried about its local impact. Even with the… Continue reading It Only Takes ONE + 1 + 1 + at a Time to Make a Difference. On Tap? Ebola.
Why I (ok, public health professionals who also focus on communications) totally need to be part of a comedy writer’s team…ijs. Topics include climate change, vaccines, medicine and science in general. #publichealth “Comedy vs. anti-science: 10 amazing videos that show how humor can make a difference” The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision… Continue reading Comedy as a Boss on Pseudo Health (and Other Science) Debates
This past December, I finally watched Contagion. I enjoyed it, though I thought the pacing was a bit off. There was so much information and so many angles, I didn’t connect with the characters like I wanted to. Overall, the movie was well done, and I applaud the focus and the high quality of the acting.… Continue reading Let’s Make “Contagion” Contagious